A real showstopper

September 21, 2011 at 7:06 am 3 comments

Yesterday I went to visit the Dreaming of Dior exhibition at the QUT Art Museum in Brisbane with my lovely friend Sarah. There were lots of pretty frocks from a range of eras, but of course the 1950s ones caught my eye. From memory, this one was called the ‘Falling in Love Dress’ – apparently the only explanation for that intriguing title was a smile when it was donated to the collection.

For me, the absolute showstopper was this dress, which was made for some kind of debutante ball – so elegant and womanly, but with a real sense of playfulness. And the spots are hand-painted – now that’s an eye for detail!


Entry filed under: Clothes.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cally Jackson  |  September 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Absolutely beautiful dresses! I’d happily wear either of those (repeatedly, until they fell apart at the seams). 🙂

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  September 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      I can just see you in the red seersucker one! You should go check them out one lunchtime…

  • 3. Cally Jackson  |  September 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I should indeed. Do you think they’d notice if I took the red dress with me? 😛


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